Denise tries very hard to use a calming voice
throughout this workout, and for the most part,
she is pleasant. But she doesn't come across as
an expert in this field. I very much appreciate
when exercise instructors incorporate an expert
into their video (such as Kathy Smith does on her
I did this video once and will
never put it back into the VCR again. She moves
through the routine much too quickly to benefit
from the stretching. I was very disappointed by
this video. I don't even think it is worthy to
donate to the library. When I do yoga I usually
feel like falling asleep during the relaxation
phase at the end. I didn't even feel a
"tingle" after I finished this video.
She flunks out on yoga.
First, the excuses. I bought this video months
ago, when I was trying to build a small and
inexpensive library of fitness tapes for when I
couldn't make it to the gym.
Of course, now
that I work out almost exclusively at home, and
now that I've found this site and the experience
of so many of you out there, I know that this
tape is something I shouldn't have even tried.
But never let it be said I took a tape to the
used store without at least trying it once. So I
put it in the VCR tonight.
And took it out 10 minutes later. Competency
in yoga aside, Denise needs to learn that one
should keep talking to a bare minimum during
What turned me off more than anything was that
this tape is recorded in EP, and no indication of
this is given anywhere on the tape slipcover or
on the tape itself. Be warned!
My review won't get anyone to skip the video because it is obviously a unanimous suggestion. But for anyone who owns it and pops it in just for some variety once in a while, check out the girl on the mat to Denise's left (your tv's right side). Can she stop wiggling her fingers?!?!? That, truthfully, is the reason I can't use this video. I can trudge through nearly anything and adapt it to work for me but I want to scream when I see those fingers!!
Normally I like Denise. She looks great for having all those kids and I would trust her to share her secrets. But this video is her way of jumping on the yoga/pilates bandwagon...and she should stay off!